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A Sweater for Sienna

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by schmije, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A dear family friend found a pattern for a knitted chicken sweater, and she made one for me. Here is the beautiful, somewhat unwilling, Sienna modeling her creation. The hole was supposed to be for her wings, but the chest section was too long, and she got her feet caught in it. We flipped it over and made it a cape instead. She was NOT thrilled when everybody ran over to see her new 'clothes'. She chased the others away, then ran to hide in the coop. LOL!

    Thank you Shari for giving us a really good laugh. We love you!

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    After she hid in the coop, I tried the sweater the right way. This is her giving me the evil eye. Ha ha!

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  2. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! [​IMG] She looks really pretty in that.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Cute, but no, she doesn't look to happy! Pretty sweater!
     
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute, but was she cold??
     
  5. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She wasn't cold. It was just something that we thought would be funny and cute. I told my friend Shari that if she knit the sweater, I'd figure out a way to get it on one of my girls and send her a picture. Sienna was surprisingly calm when I was pulling the sweater over he head and wrapping it around her. She only wore it for about ten minutes, and it was obvious that she wasn't impressed. The second picture was a position that she held for a couple of minutes. She didn't move at all, and she gave me the evil eye the entire time. LOL!

    Apparently she wasn't too traumatized by it, because she was following me around the yard like normal later in the day.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  6. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So CUTE!!
     
  7. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute

    Just goes to show that you COULD teach them to wear it if you had to....Say an ex battery hen in the winter for example [​IMG]
     
  8. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually the sweaters were designed specifically for retired battery hens.
     
  9. suburbanchx

    suburbanchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did your friend get the sweater pattern? I would like to see it [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are lots of patterns out there, but this is the one that was used for our sweater:
    http://www.nickitrench.com/id2.html

    Shari says "Due to the pink, green and white colorway of Sienna's sweater, I call it the 'Lily Pullet-zer' model, after Lily Pulitzer's Florida clothing line." [​IMG]
     

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